Celtic 6
Clydebank 2
League Cup (Quarter Final 2nd Leg)


Celtic 

6 - 2

Clydebank

League Cup (Quarter Final 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, September 22nd, 1971
Celtic Park. Att. 15,045
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Harry Hood (2)
Harry Hood (44)
Dennis Ruddy (og 55)
Lou Macari (70)
Harry Hood (73)
Lou Macari (89)
Dougie Hay (17)
Dougie Hay (87)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Evan Williams
2 Jim Craig
3 John Brogan
4 Davie Hay
5 Billy McNeil
6 John Connelly
7 Harry Hood
8 Brian McLaughlin
9 Lou Macari
10 Tommy Callaghan
11 Bobby Lennox
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Graham MacFarlane 7
Bobby Love 8
Peter Kane 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 John Hughes Norrie Hall 12

Substitutions
John Hughes -> Bobby Lennox (56) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J McRoberts (Referee)





Match Report


Clydebank, five goals down from the first leg of the League Cup quarter-final, fought hard but could not prevent Celtic from crashing in another six at Celtic Park before a 16,000 crowd, who stood in silence for a minute before the start as a token of respect for the late Sir Robert Kelly.

Although Clydebank fought all the way they were outclassed. They had a hero in keeper McDonald, who had good support from Gray, Ruddy and Hay who got both their goals

Celtic introduced 16-year old Brian McLaughlin He had a quiet game, but showed neat touches and good ball control He looks another Celtic 'find'.

Hood, who grabbed a hat-trick was a constant menace to the Clydebank defence. Celtic now enter the semi-final for the right time in succession

Caskie had a great chance to reduce Clydebank's deficit in the opening minutes, but from a good position he shot wide.

A minute later Celtic opened the scoring when Hood took a ball from Hay and lifted it over the advancing keeper's head. It was one day traffic after that, and McDonald had wonderful saves from Craig and Hood.

The keeper was constantly in action, but Clydebank equalised in a 17th minute foray when a Hay shot hit Connelly and was deflected past Williams.

The Bankies defied all Celtic's efforts to get in front again until a minute from half time when Hood lashed the ball into the net from 25 yards.

In the 55th minute Ruddy attempting a clearance, headed past his own keeper for Celtic's third goal.

Macari got Celtic's fourth goal in the 70th minute from an opening made by Callaghan, and three minutes later Hood, from close range, completed his hat-trick,

Clydebank never stopped trying and they were re.warded with a second goal in the 87th minute through Hay again, whose header had Williams well beaten. With a minute left, Macari went through to shoot a sixth goal for Celtic.



Squad Statistics (as at September 22nd, 1971)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 4 - 8 - 88 -
Danny Gray 3 - 2 - 91 -
Jim Fallon 4 - 8 - 1359
Davie Mitchell 4 - 8 - 2045
Dennis Ruddy 4 - 8 - 1381
Dougie Hay 3 - 821467
Bobby Love 4 - 8 - 1263
Alan Munro 418113651
Graham MacFarlane 1 - 7484
Peter Kane 44534324
Jimmy Caskie 4 - 8514954







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
22nd September 1971
Albion Rovers2-0Forfar Ath
Alloa Athletic3-2Raith Rovers
Arbroath3-3Brechin City
Cowdenbeath5-0East Stirlingshire
Montrose5-0Hamilton Accies
Queen of South4-1Berwick Rangers

League Table (as at September 22nd, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Queen of South 5 5 0 0 +14 10
2. Cowdenbeath 6 3 3 0 +13 9
3. Albion Rovers 6 4 0 2 +5 8
4. Montrose 5 3 1 1 +11 7
5. Arbroath 5 3 1 1 +7 7
6. Brechin City 5 3 1 1 +2 7
7. St Mirren 4 3 0 1 +4 6
8. Queen's Park 5 2 2 1 +4 6
9. East Stirlingshire 5 2 2 1 -3 6
10. Alloa Athletic 5 2 1 2 0 5
11. Berwick Rangers 5 2 1 2 0 5
12. Stirling Albion 4 2 0 2 +1 4
13. Clydebank 4 1 2 1 -1 4
14. Raith Rovers 6 1 2 3 -4 4
15. Dumbarton 5 1 1 3 -3 3
16. Stranraer 5 1 1 3 -8 3
17. Hamilton Accies 6 0 1 5 -15 1
18. Forfar Ath 6 0 1 5 -18 1
19. Stenhousemuir 4 0 0 4 -9 0